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Michael Jackson abuse documentary “Leaving Neverland” to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

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Kimberly White/Corbis via Getty ImagesA documentary about two boys who were allegedly abused by Michael Jackson will have its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The documentary, Leaving Neverland, says it will tell the story of two men, now in their 30s, who say that when they were seven and 10 years old, they and their families started long-running relationships with the late King of Pop, who was then at the height of his stardom. 

In the film, the men describe how they were sexually abused by the entertainer, and explain how they were able to “come to terms with it” years later.

Leaving Neverland will screen on Friday, January 25 in Park City, Utah, and Saturday, January 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

From 2004 to 2005, Michael Jackson was involved in a criminal trial in which he was accused of abusing a 13-year-old boy.  He was indicted on a number of counts and pleaded not guilty to all of them. On June 13, 2005, a jury delivered a verdict of not guilty on all counts.

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